Small Car Sales Figures In America - October 2013 YTD

2013 Honda Civic Si sedan
USA small car sales chart October 2013
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The Honda Civic took control of the small car market in October 2013 and, as a result, has now all but secured its lead among small cars in the United States on year-to-date terms, as well. 

The Civic, available as both a sedan and as a coupe, outsold the Toyota Corolla (and the Matrix with which Toyota combines Corolla sales figures) by 3691 units and leads the Toyota tandem by 23,705 units through ten months.

It's been a decent year for compact car sales in the United States. Their sales aren't growing as fast as the overall industry, however, and October sales weren't noteworthy at all. Eight different compacts reported substantial losses, and that doesn't include the disappearance of 1072 Suzuki SX4 sales. 

The subcompact segment wasn't booming in October, either, as ten nameplates combined for a 1.3% year-over-year increase. The segment was boosted by the Chevrolet Sonic's 25% increase, the best-selling Nissan Versa's 315-unit gain, and 475 Mitsubishi Mirage sales. But Toyota Yaris volume plunged and the Mazda 2 suffered a 35% decline. 


The Mirage is just as likely to have stolen 475 sales from the Chevrolet Spark as it was to have added 475 sales to the subcompact category's total. With Scion iQ sales tumbling and the Smart Fortwo declining sharply in October, the smallest small cars were down 21%. Sales of coupeesque small cars, meanwhile - 500, Cooper, Veloster, tC, Beetle - fell 18%. 

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank compacts, subcompacts, and city cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines. We've also added prior year data so you won't have to hunt around for historical figures.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2014 • November 2013 • September 2013 • October 2012
Compact
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD

Change
2005
152931.1%17,2757658126%
3306
3502- 5.6%39,87432,64822.1%
16,087
19,121-15.9%211,862199,7216.1%
5617
54553.0%71,45314,710386%
15,108
18,320- 17.5%203,762205,006- 0.6%
27,328
20,68732.1%280,889 254,71610.3%
14,876
14,5122.5%209,469167,08725.4%
4706
5911- 20.4%57,42167,139- 14.5%
7674
9518- 19.4%89,288 103,223- 13.5%
1161
1256- 7.6%16,581 14,02418.2%
8399
562449.3%106,680 91,46416.6%
4923
47383.9%64,92268,389- 5.1%
---
1072- 100%285910,633- 73.1%
23,637
20,94912.8%257,184243,6525.6%
2249
2914- 22.8%26,83635,322- 24.0%
11,710
13,476- 13.1%135,983140,504- 3.2%
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Total
148,786
148,5840.1%1,792,338 1,648,238 8.7%

Subcompact
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
---
2- 100%263- 96.8%
6850
549524.7%76,49970,2418.9%
4337
39918.7%61,95547,47530.5%
3735
3773- 1.0%44,75642,3515.7%
3605
33736.9%48,71754,811- 11.1%
2874
26239.6%36,11235,4381.9%
736
1124- 34.5%9805 13,853- 29.2%
475
------495------
8626
83113.8%100,16193,8836.7%
3035
3328- 8.8%36,16829,45822.8%
775
2579- 69.9%20,02926,397- 24.1%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
35,048
34,5991.3%434,699 413,790 5.1%

City Car
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
2353
213410.3%30,6778447263%
28
30- 6.7%1006 469114%
246
808- 69.6%36117680- 53.0%
513
998- 48.6%74508309- 10.3%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
3140
3970%- 20.9%42,744 24,905 71.6%

Sporty Hatchbacks
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
2378
3720- 36.1%31,37236,462 - 14.0%
2175
2464- 11.7%25,44830,802 - 17.4%
3145
4053- 22.4%35,51937,239 - 4.6%
1499
1654- 9.4%16,505 19,790 - 16.6%
2555
24394.8%37,47324,005 56.1%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
11,752
14,330-18.0%146,317 148,298 - 1.3%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
YTD
% Change
3602
------26,532------
---
------321- 85.7%
---
92- 100%45 10,113- 99.6%
1296
------5044 ------
8240
79883.2%98,864 101,344- 2.4%
---
3- 100%--- 23- 100%
2239
183522.0%17,835 17,1803.8%
316
------1981------
2009
167519.9%20,53414,80138.7%
297
475- 37.5%47196287- 24.9%
3328
252032.1%31,63530,6163.3%
1246
1463- 14.8%15,23817,055- 10.7%
716
855- 16.3%76769280- 17.3%
4886
1735182%42,90519272127%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
28,175
18,64151.1%273,011 208,647 30.8%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed with luxury cars... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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